Appetizers Recipes

Appetizers are like tiny jewel boxes of flavor, small bites meant to stimulate the palate -- not fill your stomach. That's what makes looking for appetizer recipes so much fun - since you don't have to fill the plate, you can concentrate on putting together ingredients in ways that sing. And they don't have to be fancy to pack a punch - spicy <a href="/recipes/appetizers/chicken-wings/popular/">wings</a>, <a href="/recipes/appetizers/deviled-egg/popular/">deviled eggs</a>, easy <a href="/recipes/appetizers/canapes/popular/">bruschetta</a>, or even a nicely presented <a href="/recipes/appetizers/dips-spreads/popular/">dip</a> can be a winner. The classic combination of melon and prosciutto is a perfect example: Just two ingredients that play off of each other perfectly, the salty richness of the ham contrasting with the tropical sweetness of the melon. Perfection. When you're planning for a holiday <a href="/recipes/appetizers/party/popular/">party</a>, you want quick and easy appetizers that play nicely with what you're serving as a main course. You want to compliment the dish without repeating ingredients - serving marinated mozzarella before plating up a cheese-heavy lasagna is definitely overload. Try to keep things light, and remember - you're going for flavor, not quantity.

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Buffalo Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing

From Midwest Living

Love wings? Try this heart-healthy way to make them (don't worry, they taste just as good). Serve them as an appetizer or snack on game day.

Buffalo Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing

Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

From Midwest Living

This five-ingredient recipe comes from the bacon pros at Nueskeżs meats in Wisconsin.

Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

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Easy Party Appetizers
Easy Party Appetizers

Watch how simple it is to make your appetizers the life of the party. Our Kraft Kitchens Expert will show you how with this Easy Party Appetizers video. These appetizers are a snap to prepareżand the perfect beginning to any menu.

Easy Party Appetizers

Cheesy Tomato Party Snack Mix

From Midwest Living

We packed this snack mix with extra protein and nutrients by adding soy nuts. You can find plain or flavored roasted soy nuts at large supermarkets or health-food stores.

Cheesy Tomato Party Snack Mix

Mini Italian Beef Sandwiches with Pepperoncini Slaw

From Midwest Living

Talk about easy! Thanks to convenience foods, these sliders come together in minutes.

Mini Italian Beef Sandwiches with Pepperoncini Slaw

Marinated Mozzarella with Basil

From Better Homes and Gardens

Instead of using fresh mozzarella for this appetizer, try another fresh soft cheese, such as queso fresco or feta.

Marinated Mozzarella with Basil

Pick-a-Topper Appetizer Flatbreads

From Midwest Living

Pick-a-Topper Appetizer Flatbreads

Swiss-Artichoke Dip

From Midwest Living

Swiss-Artichoke Dip

Hot Wing Dip

From Diabetic Living

Hot Wing Dip

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Balls

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Balls

Chilled Avocado Soup

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chilled Avocado Soup

Zesty Bean Dip & Chips

From EatingWell

Stirring salsa into versatile canned refried beans makes a quick and healthy bean dip. It also works well as a sandwich spread with your favorite vegetables and a sprinkle of cheese.

Zesty Bean Dip & Chips

Cottage Cheese Veggie Dip

From EatingWell

Stir lemon pepper into cottage cheese for a quick and healthy vegetable dip. We like carrots and snow peas, but any crunchy vegetables you have on hand will do.

Cottage Cheese Veggie Dip

Rhubarb Chutney

From EatingWell

This quick, zesty chutney complements almost any meat or poultry. Use fresh or frozen rhubarb.

Rhubarb Chutney

Plantain Soup

From EatingWell

Shredded plantains and fresh cilantro combine in a refreshing Puerto Rican soup.

Plantain Soup

Hungarian Apple Soup

From EatingWell

This savory apple soup for two gets body from Yukon Gold potatoes and a touch of heat from paprika. Float some cocktail shrimp or a mound of lump crabmeat in each bowl to make it a main course.

Hungarian Apple Soup

Plum Chutney

From EatingWell

Try this summertime spread on crackers with cream cheese or as a dipping sauce for grilled chicken.

Plum Chutney

Ginger-Garlic Dipping Sauce

From EatingWell

In addition to being a delicious dipping sauce for dumplings, this can be used as a marinade for chicken, pork or tofu.

Ginger-Garlic Dipping Sauce

Scallop & Shrimp Dumplings

From EatingWell

People along the Yangtze River enjoy dumplings with a variety of fillings, from seafood to red meat, eggs to vegetables. In Wuhan, dumplings may be served at any meal. Crisp, pan-fried dumplings don't have to be loaded with fat. Cooking them in a mix of water and oil makes them crisp on the bottom, tender and juicy inside.

Scallop & Shrimp Dumplings

Lion's Head Meatballs

From EatingWell

This is a famous dish along the Yangtze, with regional variations. In Shanghai, the sauce will be sweet and sour. In Chongqing, it will be hot and spicy. And in Wuhan...well, it will depend on the season and the mood of the chef.

Lion's Head Meatballs

White Sangria

From EatingWell

OK, so it's kind of a contradiction for a sangria, which is named for its blood-red color, to be made with white wine, but once you've tasted this festive thirst quencher it won't matter a bit. Pieces of mixed summer melons are the perfect match for a crisp Sauvignon Blanc.

White Sangria

Grilled Tomato Gazpacho

From EatingWell

Grill the vegetables for this refreshing soup earlier in the day or even the night before. We sometimes serve the gazpacho in clear Spanish wine tumblers to show off the rich color.

Grilled Tomato Gazpacho

Raspberry, Avocado & Mango Salad

From EatingWell

Pureed berries give the tangy wine vinegar dressing a creamy texture that gently clings to the lettuce and fruit. This is a salad to enjoy when fresh berries are in the market.

Raspberry, Avocado & Mango Salad

Salty Chihuahua

From EatingWell

This thirst-quenching cocktail was said to be created by a bartender from Chihuahua, Mexico, in the 1940s.

Salty Chihuahua

Summer Fruit Punch

From EatingWell

Your favorite stone fruit stars in this sparkling punch.

Summer Fruit Punch

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